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Luoyang & Kaifeng 4-day Tour

  • Tour code: LT-02
  • Available: Daily
  • Duration: 8-9 hours.
  • Starts/ends: at your request.
  • Attractions: Longmen Grottoes-Shaolin Temple-White Horse Temple-Guanlin Temple- Kaifeng Fu-Iron Pagoda Park-Longting Park-Millennium City Park.
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Day 1 Luoyang Tour:Longmen GrottoesShaolin Temple
Today we will visit Lonmen Grottoes, which is are located in the south of Luoyang City. They are between Mount Xiang and Mount Longmen and face Yi River. The grottoes were started around the year 493 when Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) moved the capital to Luoyang and were continuously built during the 400 years until the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The scenery measures 1,000 metres (about 1,094 yards) from north to south where there are over 2,300 holes and niches, 2,800 steles, 40 dagobas, 1,300 caves and 100,000 statues.  Most of them are the works of the Northern Wei Dynasty and the flourishing age of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Lots of historical materials concerning art, music, religion, calligraphy, medicine, costume and architecture are kept here.  And then we will go to Shaolin Temple, which is in the region of Song Mountain, Dengfeng City, Henan Province, and is reputed to be "The Number One Temple under Heaven". Included on UNESCO's World Cultural & Natural Heritage List in 2010, it is the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin Martial Arts such as Shaolin Cudgel.

Day 2 Luoyang Tour: White Horse TempleGuanlin Temple
Today we will visit White Horse Temple, which is located about seven miles away from the city of Louyang, boasts great antique architecture which has remained intact for over 1,900 years.The White Horse Temple is covered with green ancient trees and appears solemn and tranquil. Outside the gate, there is a pool with fences around and lovely fish in the water. It is for the believers to set free the captive animals. After crossing the pool via a stone bridge, you will enter the temple. To the east and west of the gate are the tombs of She Moteng and Zhu Falan, which are one of Kaifeng Fu the six most famous sights here. In the east corner stands a tablet pavilion. The Chinese characters written on the tablet are the work of a Chinese calligrapher abbot Shamen Wencai, designed during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-368). They are written in his familiarly free and easy style and describe the history of the temple.
We will drive to Kaifeng, and check in hotel.

Day3  Kaifeng Tour: Kaifeng FuIron Pagoda Park
Today we will visit Kaifeng Fu which is literally Kaifeng Government Administration Area ( popularlly known as South Yamen in Chinese ) , is a tourist site reproducing the government office for the Prefecture of Kaifeng in Northern Song Dynasty ( 960 – 1126 ). Historically,  Kaifeng Fu was originated in the later Liang Dynasty ( AD 907 ) with a history of over 1000 years. Kaifeng Fu went through Jin Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. It was at its primary time in Southern Song Dynasty. So this replica of Kaifeng Fu is mainly built in light of the original buildings in Northern Song Dynasty.And then we will go to Iron Pagoda Park which is located in the same name park – Iron Pagoda Park in the northeast corner within the ancient city wall. The Iron Pagoda was originally built in 1049 AD with over 1000 years. It elegantly stands on the park, slender, a 55m high brick tower coated with rust-color glazed tiles, hence the name of Iron Pagoda. There is an inside narrow stairs ascending to the top for entrance fee RMB 30.

Day4  Kaifeng Tour: Longting Park →Millennium City Park
Today we will visit Longting Park. The building of the Longting(Dragon Pavilion) dates back to to 1692, the 31th year during the reign of Kangxi Emperior in Qing Dynasty ( 1644-1911).  Originally known as Wanshou Pavilion, it was built on the coal hill of the former palace buildings of King Zhou in Ming Dynasty (1638-1644). It housed the emperor tablets for the local officials to pray. Later the Coal Hill wad renamed Dragon Pavilion Hill, hence the name for Dragon Pavilion. Then we will walk around in Millennium City Park, which Located in western shore of beautiful Longting Lake in Kaifeng, Millennium City Park is a large-scale historical cultural theme park in Chinese famous ancient city Kaifeng. Millennium City Park is a valuable life drawing for social custom, which represents social life, social custom and building structure of Kaifeng as ancient city in Northern Song Dynasty.

Hotel or anywhere as you requested drop off at the tour end.

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